Local 1245 has negotiated an agreement with Lassen Municipal Utility District in the wake of the District’s decision to close its Hazardous Waste Department. The District said the closure was needed to save revenue.
Local 1245 and the District met in June and negotiated an agreement that imposes the following conditions on the closure of the Hazardous Waste Department:
§ Hazardous Waste containment will be performed by the linemen only after they have received appropriate training and are provided with appropriate containment equipment.
§ The 1245 member currently in the Hazardous Waste Assistant classification will be moved to a Laborer position with no loss in wages, including future COLA increases.
§ The District agreed that, in the event that bargaining unit jobs are eliminated in the future, the District will preserve the wages of any employee moved to a lower-paying job.